Fishing Creek Township

Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Fishing Creek Township

Fishing Creek Township founded in 1789, is a second class township located in northeast Columbia County, which is located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Township encompasses approximately 29 square miles of area and has 80.21 miles of roads with 54.16 miles being considered township roads. It is a rural township consisting of mainly farms land interspersed with very small communities. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,416. It is a ‘dry’ (no alcoholic establishments) township.

The Township boasts three sets of covered bridges which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

News & Notices

As of October 15, 2019, Benton Ambulance will no longer be answering calls.  Geisinger EMS will cover all 911 emergency calls for our area. 

Due to an excessive increase from our recycling hauler, the Township can no longer afford to offer recycling.  Residents are urged to take recycling to Bloomsburg Recycling Center.  Supervisors will make a donation to the Bloomsburg Center to offset the extra volume anticipated there.  The phone number for Bloomsburg is 570-784-4532. 

For clarification, a Building Permit is needed for all construction of any type in the Township.  Buildings under 500 square feet DO need a permit, but there is no fee. Contact the permit officer with any questions at 570-683-5900, Mon thru Thurs 8am - Noon.